Use a different set of colors in a document

Theme colors use different colors for elements in a document, presentation, or worksheet, such as color fills in tables, charts, shapes, or lines. Theme colors help to ensure that different elements in the file coordinate with each other and contribute to a unified look for your document, presentation, or worksheet.

  1. Click the Design tab, and then click Themes.

    Click Design, and then click Themes.

  2. Click a theme to choose another set of colors for your document.

  1. Click the Design tab, and then click the color theme you want.

    Click Design, and then click Themes.

  2. Click the down arrow at the bottom of the theme bar for more color and design options.

  1. Click the Page Layout tab, and then click Themes.

    Click Page Layout, and then click Themes.

  2. Click a theme to choose another set of colors for your worksheet.

See also

Create or delete a custom theme color

  1. On the View menu, click Publishing Layout.

  2. On the Home tab, under Themes, click Colors, and then click the theme color that you want.

    Publishing Layout View Home tab, Themes group

  1. On the Themes tab, under Theme Options, click Colors, and then click the theme color that you want.

    Themes tab, Theme Options group

  1. On the Home tab, under Themes, click Colors, and then click the theme color that you want.

    Excel Home tab, Themes group

See also

Create or delete a custom theme color

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